This project's funding goal was not reached on June 23, 2013.
About this project
Introducing Bottle Snaps!
For more info, see Bottle-Snaps.com
They solve a common problem. Water bottle "mix-up"
You know the "mix-up"... put your water bottle down, then when you look away, someone else has put theirs in the same place. Now you try to figure our which one is yours. That's a water bottle mix-up.
Bottle Snaps eliminate water bottle mix-ups, and will pay for itself the first drink it saves!
They are easy to use, fun, and reusable
Because they snap on, just right every time, anyone can use them. They work on water bottles, soda bottles, and juice boxes too.
Bottle Snaps come in ten different colors and have space for you to write your name, design or add stickers.
Bottle Snaps are just as easy to remove and with their handy slotted hole for hanging, they are ready for use the next time you need a drink.
They are Green plus!
You know the 3 R's: Reuse. Reduce. Recycle.
Bottle Snaps do just that for you, plus more!
Reuse. Bottle Snaps up-cycle both the material and the form of the plastic bottle. When you use a Bottle Snap, you are reusing a plastic bottle you saved from the landfill. Reuse it over and over again.
Reduce. You don't have to consume less to reduce waste. Just stop wasting your drinks. Finish consuming your all of your drink by eliminating mix-ups using Bottle Snaps! Save money, and reduce the number of plastic bottles entering the waste stream, over and over again.
Recycle. We promise to recycle 90% of the PET plastic from the water bottles. Of course, the other 10% is utilized by the Bottle Snap! We will also recycle 100% of the bottle caps.
Plus. We mentioned it saves you money. By die cutting the material from each plastic bottle, we don't have to heat and remelt the plastic to form it. Additionally, we promise to make Bottle Snaps with a Minimal Carbon Footprint.
There you have it. Made from a plastic bottle saved from a landfill. Manufactured with a minimal carbon footprint. Eliminates product waste, saving you money. And, reduces the number of plastic bottles that go into the waste stream on an ongoing basis by preventing mix ups.
They are the best alternative
Better than markers
The biggest problems with permanent markers are:
...you can never find one when you need one
...if you (or the kids) make a mistake - think clothing & furniture!
Regular markers smudge and wind up all over your hands.
Pens don't even leave a mark on the bottles or the labels.
More convenient than reusable bottles
If you are disciplined enough to keep your reusable bottle clean...
If you are disciplined enough to keep your reusable bottle full...
If you are disciplined enough to keep your reusable bottle cold...
...then keep doing what you are doing.
Planet Earth thanks you! We all thank you!
If convenience ever has you to drink from a plastic water bottle...
...then, feel a little less guilty knowing you are taking precautions
to minimize what you contribute to the waste stream.
More reliable than scratching or ripping the label
Sometimes those plastic labels can be stubborn.
Sometimes you my find that someone else copied your mod.
All backers will be thanked on our website (just tell us you want your name published when we send you the survey after the project is funded).
The team worked hard to offer you great rewards. We also worked diligently to find the best shipping method, to deliver your rewards to you.
Set of ten Bottle Snaps
$4 for the Bottle Snaps (that's just 40 cents each)
$3 for domestic shipping
Bottle Snaps Thank You Card
Everyone likes a cool gadget... so, we created this one for our backers.
Bottle Snaps Thank You Card
Bottle Snaps printed with Your Logo
If you like the Bottle Snaps project, you can help us by funding the project as a backer. If you've never backed a project before, try it now... its easy, and for as little as $3, you can have your reward and get it delivered to you door.
Another way you can support the project: Please tell your friends!
In the News: June 5th was World Environment Day
Join us in supporting the United Nations Environment Program and the US Food Waste Challenge to Reduce food loss and waste. This year's theme is reducing food (and beverage) waste in the entire food stream. Bottle Snaps is a registered participant in both programs and aims to help you reduce waste and save money.
Risks and challenges
Bottle Snaps work well and are also economically sustainable. Each Bottle Snap made removes one plastic bottle from the waste stream, additionally when you use your Bottle Snap you reduce the number of plastic bottles that go into the waste stream on an ongoing basis. Green comes in many shades... the Bottle Snaps project is Extreme Green.
We are committed to developing minimal carbon footprint manufacturing methods which presents a unique set of challenges. Our target production rate is 200 pieces per hour -- we believe we can achieve this without directly consuming electric power (other than keeping the lights on). Although project success is not dependent on achieving this rate, we will be working toward that goal.
One challenging operation, from a carbon foot print perspective, is applying the frosted surface without the use of an electric motor powering an abrasive wheel. While prototypes were made by hand sanding, that is an obstacle to achieving our target production rate. One alternative being investigated is the application of distinguishing frosted decals or printing the frosted surface.
We will be die cutting the product from an existing supply of empty water bottles. For this project, material supply is not anticipated to be an issue. However, to insure a quality product and worker safety, washing and hygiene procedures will be implemented. I have worked closely with the selected tooling manufacturer on many previous projects with excellent results.
None of the risks identified threaten the delivery of rewards, only the degree of green we are able achieve. With your help we will produce a high quality finished product and deliver Bottle Snaps to all our backers.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Yes. As long as the bottle neck (the part you drink from) is the size shown in the picture. We make the Bottle Snaps so that they are compatible with all water bottle shapes.
Bottle Snaps will fit around any bottle with a neck the size of a water bottle. They even work with 2 Liter bottles, and the shorties too. The neck size on a Snapple or Gatorade bottle it too large for the the size Bottle Snap we are offing in this project... but it could be available in the future.
Absolutely not. They have the same shape as a plastic bottle, and attach just under the ring that separates the bottle cap. They fit snug, don't move around, and except for the snap sound they make when you put them on, they don't make any noise when you use them.
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